Following his election to the position in August of 2015, Doug Martinson, II has officially assumed the office of Madison County Bar Association President. Doug has been an attorney at the law firm of Martinson & Beason since 1990 after graduating from law school at Washington & Lee University and undergraduate at the University of Alabama.
To make this presidency even more meaningful, Doug’s father, the late Douglas C. Martinson served as the Madison County Bar President from 1987-1988.
The Madison County Bar Association has over 700 attorney members and is the governing body for the attorney members. The purpose of the Bar is to elevate the legal profession to the highest possible standard of competence, integrity, morality, dignity and courtesy; to regulate its practice; to maintain closer relationships and cooperation with the Alabama State Bar and within the framework of the principles here enunciated; and to cherish the spirit of camaraderie among its members.
Doug’s main goals for the Bar this year are to establish a mentoring program for young attorneys and solo practitioners and to increase attendance at the Bar meeting and other functions.
Doug has an extensive record of service and leadership not simply in Huntsville, but across Alabama: As a former member and President of the Huntsville City Schools Board of Education, as a past President of the Huntsville Rotary Club, and as Vice Chairman of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Board. He is also active in several non-profits such as Cap and Gown (which takes disadvantaged students on college tours), the Tennessee Riverkeeper and Hudson Alpha Professional Advisory Committee.